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Monday, 28 February 2011
Page: 677

        Senator Carol Brown to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 2 March 2011, from 9.30 am to 11 am, to take evidence for the committee’s inquiry into the conduct of the 2010 Federal Election and matters related thereto.

Senator Siewert to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the time for the presentation of the report of the Community Affairs References Committee on planning options and services for people ageing with a disability be extended to 18 April 2011.

Senator Barnett to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 3 March 2011, from 4.45 pm, to take evidence for the committee’s inquiry into the Australian Law Reform Commission.

Senator Boyce to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sittings of the Senate on Thursday, 3 March and Thursday, 24 March 2011.

Senator Boyce to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 2 March 2011, from 5 pm.

Senator Crossin to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 1 March 2011, from 4 pm.

Senator Wortley to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 3 March 2011, from 9.30 am.

Senator Xenophon to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the following matter be referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 June 2011:

The superannuation claims of former and current Commonwealth Public Service employees employed on a full-time, part-time or temporary basis prior to the introduction of compulsory superannuation in 1992, who were either not aware or correctly advised of their eligibility for Commonwealth superannuation (the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme), with particular reference to:

(a)   the number of employees in the Commonwealth Public Service impacted, because they were not aware or correctly advised of their eligibility to Commonwealth superannuation prior to the introduction of compulsory superannuation in 1992, including, but not limited to, employees of the following Commonwealth departments and statutory authorities:

(i)   Department of the Interior (which included Transport, Forestry and Conservation, and Agriculture),

(ii)   Department of Works (later renamed the Department of Housing and Construction, and then the Department of Construction) in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales,

(iii)   Department of Administrative Services in the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia,

(iv)   Department of Education in the Australian Capital Territory,

(v)   Department of Supply in South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory,

(vi)   Post-Master General’s Department in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales,

(vii)   Australian Government Printing Office in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales,

(viii)   Defence - Research Weapons Establishment in South Australia,

(ix)   Defence - Defence Science and Technology Organisation in South Australia,

(x)   Defence - Defence Research Centre in South Australia,

(xi)   Australian Broadcasting Commission in South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and New South Wales,

(xii)   Australian Atomic Energy Commission (now Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) in New South Wales,

(xiii)   ACT Electricity Authority in the Australian Capital Territory,

(xiv)   Northern Territory Electricity Commission in the Northern Territory,

(xv)   Australian Antarctic Division in Tasmania,

(xvi)   Australian National Airlines Commission (trading as Trans Australian Airlines (TAA)) in New South Wales, and

(xvii)   Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and Tasmania;

(b)   the impact on the retirement incomes of these employees as a result of not being aware or correctly advised of their eligibility to the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme;

(c)   the handling of these cases by the Department of Finance and Deregulation;

(d)   what, if any, actions the Department of Finance and Deregulation has taken to notify persons who may be applicable for these claims;

(e)   consideration of cases under the Act of Grace by the Department of Finance and Deregulation; and

(f)   any other related matters.

Senator Heffernan to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the time for the presentation of the report of the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee on pilot safety, including consideration of the Transport Safety Investigation Amendment (Incident Reports) Bill 2010 be extended to 4 May 2011.

Senator Sherry to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the order of the Senate providing modified rules for question time continue to operate as a temporary order until 24 March 2011.